Healthier Menus

Healthier Menus
 
Norwin School District’s Food & Nutrition Services strives to provide healthy menus and provide the students a wide variety of items, while helping them make wise, health conscious decisions for a number of reasons:
  • It’s the right thing to do given the rising obesity rates among this nation’s school children.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education, has implemented stringent guidelines which started in the 2004-2005 school year.
  • Before 2004-2005, schools were instructed to make a “good faith effort” to reduce the dietary fat. Starting in 2004-2005, there are monetary fines if districts do not fall within the 30% of calories from fat, with no more than 10% from saturated fat.
  • With the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the new legislation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid's Act is requiring even stricter guidelines for schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
 
We encourage children to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables on the regular menu, and consider the ala carte items to be an occasional treat. We feature several healthy entrees, a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grain bread products daily on the regular menu. Through education and curriculum, the students will adjust to the healthier lifestyle and learn to make wise food choices now and in the future.
 
If you would like to learn more about the school lunch and breakfast programs or have questions about the program please feel free to call Food & Nutrition Services at 724-861-3038.
 
FYI:
You can monitor your child's account activity through "Family Access".  If a you need a printed copy of your child's meal statement for any time frame, including the entire school year, please request one from your child's cafeteria manager prior to the last day of school.  All records from the current school year are deleted from the system to make room for the upcoming school year records.
 
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